Sian Cross is a singer songwriter from the West Country, now based in London. As a backing vocalist, she’s performed with Stevie Wonder, Jessie J, Daniel Bedingfield, Mica Paris and on the X Factor. As an artist in her own right, she’s recorded at Abbey Road, sung in the Royal Albert Hall, appeared on national TV, and has recorded sessions for BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Wales.
Described as the “Nirvana of nowadays”, The Night Suns combine alternative rock, sultry vocals, high-power high-energy riffs and electronics to make you groove, move, dream, make your head spin and take you to the wildest corners of your dreams.
In March 2003 Brett (Bass/Vocals) and Dean (Guitars) got together for a series of jam sessions. It wasn’t the first time the two had played together having already attempted several musical combinations amongst their mutual friends. This time however the stripped down combination clicked and The Medea Project was born, the name coming from their mutual interest in mythology, and the darker side of the human condition.
The newly formed partnership thrashed out a couple songs and then started the search for additional members to complete the line-up. Matt (Drums) and Greg (Guitars) where recruited into the fold completing the first full line-up.
Their sound was dark and progressive and by the July they were ready to set foot on stage. During the next several months, they toured, cut a demo and managed to secure a small cult following. However due to musical differences, Greg and Matt decided to leave the band and The Medea Project was left with the two original members. The search for replacements lasted around 18 months but to no avail but Dean and Brett continued to write.
Dean then migrated to Ireland but the two maintained contact and The Medea Project even managed to release a single for a charity album. On Dean’s return, The Medea Project went through various member changes and released yet another single for a charity album. However, things slowed down considerably and it would be another 3 years before The Medea Project would perform live again.
The Medea Project then went onto hiatus and Brett immigrated to England in 2011. However, the band did not die a complete death. It was pulled from the ashes when Brett (who was now playing guitar and doing vocals) was joined by Pauline (drums) and started reworking some of the original songs as well as writing new material. Excited by what was spawning, they went on the inevitable hunt for a bassist and Bradley (Bob) was conscripted to complete the current 3 piece line-up.
Although not conforming to a particular style, the sound is still dark but slightly more stripped down with elements of stoner, doom, death, black metal and gothic rock washing through.
Quiet Boy are a multi-instrumentalist 5 piece offering a heavy poly-rhythmic punch, weaving lines, pretty piano, romantic strings and deep bass webs.
Lanterns is a pseudonym of Jana Vargova, a London-based singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music takes you into her world of self-reflection, contemplating loss and gain, roaming and
searching for home and fascination with the unknown…
A blend of intricate guitar melodies, curvy art-funk bass lines and 80’s synth leads, Tourists encapsulate modern post-punk revivalism with a melodic, psychedelic spin.
The band are currently promoting their latest single ‘Masquerade’.
London based indie rockers Faults have just released their debut album ‘Polar’ to critical acclaim. Multiple plays on BBC 6 Music, a Steve Lamacq endorsement and airtime in the States means 2017 looks like being a big year for the band. Think Doves with Johnny Marr on guitar –
accomplished songwriting – heavy on the atmospherics.
Wild Rival are a two piece alternative rock band from London.
Raised by chimps and convent-educated, Hot Doggy first met at a disciplinary hearing of The Pipe Club of London, following contemporaneous but unrelated accusations of gross misconduct with a walnut lumberman.
Every member is a classically-trained onanist, and it was their shared love of – and God-given talent for – this artform which inevitably led to the formation of the band.
Dipping into the kitty.
The band’s extensive list of eclectic musical influences includes Bernard Cribbins, Arthur Mullard, Bruce Forsyth and Jonathan & Darlene Edwards. Their style icons are Barry and, to a lesser extent, Paul Chuckle.
When they’re not busy making music, the gents like to relax by playing* darts**.
Red Tape Riot produce music with a cutting contrast between heartfelt melodies and strong party grooves. Influenced by the Post-Punk sounds of the 80’s, modern Indie Rock, Brit Pop, Drum n’ Bass and Electro dance scenes, the result is a highly danceable and catchy sound.
Red Tape Riot’s first two singles ‘Love Is a Feeling’ and ‘Been Here Before’ made an impact on radio stations across the country, as have the new tracks ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Dreams’ . Their debut album ‘Almost Yesterday’ was released in 2014, and the band have played major events and festivals since then, having also just completed a successful East Coast tour.
A year later the second album ‘Satisfy’ was launched to critical acclaim on the 14th November 2015.
The band tour the UK and Europe in July & August 2017.
The Hellfire Club are an up and coming Brighton based rock band established late 2015.
A hard hitting three piece, these guys are about the live shows, “We wanna inject some of what’s been missing back into real Rock”.
The boys have already made their mark on the scene with ‘riffs you may need gum shields for’ and a blistering set to boot, these boys are certainly a band to watch out for in 2016.